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ABA National Celebration of Pro Bono

Community members are encouraged to participate in the American Bar Association’s (ABA) National Celebration of Pro Bono next week. You can read more about about the national celebration here. You can view the celebration events map or check out pro bono resources.

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WCL: DC Pro Bono Week

Each fall, as part of the annual National Pro Bono Celebration, Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) organizes DC Pro Bono Week. DC Pro Bono Week 2021 takes place from October 24-30, 2021. The week explores lots of opportunities to do pro bono work, learn new pro bono skills, meet pro bono lawyers, and expand pro […]

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MA Supreme Judicial Court Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards

Annual Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, October 26 from 4-5:30 On October 26, 2021, Supreme Judicial Court Justice Elspeth Cypher will present awards to three attorneys selected by the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services for their exceptional dedication to providing volunteer legal services for persons who cannot afford an attorney for their essential […]

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Project Citizenship Naturalization Workshops – Fall 2021

Project Citizenship is planning to continue their virtual naturalization workshops this fall and they are starting to recruit law student volunteers for their September workshops on Tuesday, 9/21 at 1pm and Thursday, 9/23 at 10am. Interested law students can register here!

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WCL’s Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) for a candid conversation about the intersection of race, pro bono representation, and justice at Best Practices in Pro Bono: Difficult Conversations on Racial Justice on Monday, July 26, from 12:00-1:15 pm ET via Zoom webinar. WCL will send the link the day before and one hour before the program. Register here. WCL’s […]

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ACLU of MA Seeks Volunteers

The ACLU of Massachusetts (“ACLUM”) is seeking Volunteers to join their Legal Resources Team. Volunteers do not need to be attorneys and do not give legal advice. ResponsibilitiesVolunteers are a vital part of the daily operations for the ACLUM, and perform the following responsibilities: answer and return phone calls from persons seeking legal assistance about […]

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The 2021 Pro Bono Scorecard: National Rankings

By ALM Staff for Law.com This chart ranks the Am Law 200 by their pro bono score for work performed by U.S.-based lawyers. Half of the score comes from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer in 2020; the other half represents the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 20 hours of […]

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3L Reminder – Log Pro Bono Hours & Public Interest Designation

3Ls, please be sure to log your pro bono hours and fill out the Public Interest Designation Checklist by May 1st in order to receive recognition at graduation.  All the requirements for each program are contained in the pro bono google form and Public Interest Designation Program checklist.

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WCL Best Practices in Pro Bono: “I Am Not A Cat” – Tips for Effective Remote Representations

Join the Washington Council of Lawyers (WCL) and their panelists – lawyers who have experience with remote representations, including hearings in D.C. Superior Court. They are: Yvette Banker, Federal Government Pro Bono Lawyer Ashley Carter, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project Sébastien Monzón Rueda, Legal Counsel for the Elderly Jenadee Nanini, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Lise […]

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Log Your Pro Bono Hours!

If you haven’t already, please make sure to log your spring semester (or previous) pro bono hours. What counts as pro bono at BC Law? See our google form to find out. The Class of 2020 logged over 16,900 pro bono hours by graduation! Volunteer (unpaid and no stipend) hours may also qualify you for the MA Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC) Honor Roll. Make sure to log these hours using the […]